3 students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst were suspended over a photo posted online of them not wearing masks during Saint Patrick’s day.
The University suspended the students but will still be charging them the full amount for the semester. All three of the students were freshmen at the school.
From The Daily Wire:
The three girls were asked to study virtually and at home following their suspension, according to a local CBS News affiliate. Last week, parents said that their daughters were cut off from the virtual learning facility, making the semester a complete wash both financially and academically.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst charges $18,213.50 per semester for out-of-state tuition and $8,219.50 per semester for in-state tuition.
The picture appears to have been taken on St. Patrick’s Day before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidance that vaccinated people can remove masks outdoors.
Parents told the local CBS station that one of the girls was the valedictorian and class president of her high school.
The story is heartbreaking for those involved, all that money has gone to waste, and potential careers are thrown out the window over one photo that too many means absolutely nothing.